Basalt, Idaho

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Population in 2014: 389 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 
Males: 174  (44.8%)
Females: 215  (55.2%)
Median resident age:  36.7 years
Idaho median age:  36.1 years

Zip codes: 83218, 83236.

Basalt Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,270 (it was $36,719 in 2000)
Basalt:

$45,270
ID:

$51,807

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,181 (it was $13,185 in 2000)

Basalt city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $136,156 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Basalt:

$136,156
ID:

$189,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $148,151; Detached houses: $152,578; Mobile homes: $98,408

Median gross rent in 2016: $763.

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  • Races in Basalt, ID (2010)

    Basalt races chart
    • 33384.5%White alone
    • 5213.2%Hispanic
    • 71.8%Two or more races
    • 20.5%American Indian alone

Races in Basalt detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Basalt: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (21.5%), English (18.4%), French (8.2%), European (4.4%), German (3.8%), Irish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 4587 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 1,353 people per square mile   (low).

Basalt,ID real estate house value index trend

Basalt, Idaho map

For population 25 years and over in Basalt:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Basalt city:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 62.8%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 7.6%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Idaho:

6.0%



According to our research of Idaho and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Basalt, Idaho as of December 15, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Basalt to the number of sex offenders is 101 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $773 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $811 (0.6%)

Basalt satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Idaho Falls, ID (13.9 miles , pop. 50,730).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (440.5 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (676.9 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Firth, ID (1.1 miles ), Shelley, ID (2.2 miles ), Groveland, ID (3.5 miles ), Blackfoot, ID (3.5 miles ), Idaho Falls, ID (3.7 miles ), Ammon, ID (3.9 miles ), Lincoln, ID (4.1 miles ), Moreland, ID (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 43.31 N, Longitude: 112.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 208

Basalt household income distribution Basalt home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Idaho:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+5.5%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Basalt: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Basalt, Idaho

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Basalt-area historical earthquake activity is near Idaho state average. It is 250% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 114.6 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 97.4 miles away from Basalt center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 336.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML) earthquake occurred 117.8 miles away from Basalt center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 71.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bingham County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Basalt topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Basalt:

  • PROMONTORY POINT REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; AMMON, ID)
  • IDAHO KIDNEY CENTER - BLACKFOOT (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; BLACKFOOT, ID)
  • BINGHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; BLACKFOOT, ID)
  • BINGHAM MEMORIAL SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BLACKFOOT, ID)
  • BLACKFOOT MEDICAL CLINIC HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; BLACKFOOT, ID)
  • IDAHO DOCTORS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; BLACKFOOT, ID)
  • SNAKE RIVER DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; BLACKFOOT, ID)

Amtrak station near Basalt:

  • 14 miles: IDAHO FALLS (GREYHOUND STA., 850 DENVER RD.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Basalt:

  • Idaho State University (about 34 miles; Pocatello, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,350)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 40 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Utah State University (about 111 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)
  • College of Southern Idaho (about 128 miles; Twin Falls, ID; FT enrollment: 5,051)
  • Weber State University (about 148 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • Montana State University (about 172 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 177 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)

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Bingham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 44.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.1
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 24.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 7.25. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.25
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.2%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.2% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
Idaho:  2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  81.8%
Whole state:  69.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Idaho average:

10.6

Basalt travel time to work - commute Basalt mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Basalt city (based on Bingham County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other27,10675
Catholic1,9925
Mainline Protestant1,1888
Evangelical Protestant75713
None14,564-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Bingham County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Bingham County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Idaho:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Bingham County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Idaho:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Bingham County:

30.9%
Idaho:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

11.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.0%
State:

47.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Basalt:

41.1%
Idaho:

44.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Idaho:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Basalt:

21.8%
State:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Basalt:

12.0%
Idaho:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.6%
Idaho:

33.0%

General health condition:
Here:

52.4%
State:

54.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Basalt:

76.7%
State:

78.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Basalt, ID Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,290
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$168
Sewerage 0$0 1$170
Water Supply 0$0 1$510
Totals for Government 0$0 8$2,138

Basalt government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $42,000 ($107.97)
    Water Utilities: $32,000 ($82.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($38.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($12.85)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $697,000 ($1791.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $36,000 ($92.54)

Basalt government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($28.28)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($2.57)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $65,000 ($167.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $541,000 ($1390.75)
    General Support: $35,000 ($89.97)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($30.85)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($5.14)

Basalt government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $78,000 ($200.51)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $500,000 ($1285.35)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $74,000 ($190.23)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $500,000 ($1285.35)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $4,000 ($10.28)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $487,000 ($1251.93)
    End of Fiscal Year: $252,000 ($647.81)

Basalt government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $255,000 ($655.53)

6.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Idaho average:

7.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bonneville County, ID  1.38% ($30,615 average AGI)
from Bannock County, ID  1.10% ($24,896)
from Madison County, ID  0.30% ($20,689)


6.58% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Idaho average:

7.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bonneville County, ID  1.65% ($34,329 average AGI)
to Bannock County, ID  1.18% ($22,768)
to Ada County, ID  0.23% ($21,486)

Strongest AM radio stations in Basalt:

  • KZNR (690 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBLI (1620 AM; 10 kW; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUPI (980 AM; 5 kW; AMMON, ID; Owner: RAY GROTH OIL COMPANY, INC.)
  • KID (590 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZNI (1260 AM; 5 kW; IDAHO FALLS, ID)
  • KSEI (930 AM; 5 kW; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBRV (790 AM; 5 kW; SODA SPRINGS, ID; Owner: CARIBOU BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KOUU (1290 AM; 1 kW; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: IDAHO WIRELESS CORPORATION)
  • KWIK (1240 AM; 1 kW; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Basalt:

  • KPLV (105.5 FM; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: WESTERN BROADCASTING, LS, LLC)
  • KQEO (107.1 FM; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: SAND HILL MEDIA CORP.)
  • KBJX (107.9 FM; SHELLEY, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP)
  • KCVI (101.5 FM; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KLCE (97.3 FM; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KID-FM (96.1 FM; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLLP (98.5 FM; CHUBBUCK, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K299AH (107.7 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF UTAH)
  • KISU-FM (91.1 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K275AB (102.9 FM; FREEDOM, WY; Owner: LOWER STAR VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION)
  • KFTZ (103.3 FM; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: WESTERN BROADCASTING, LS, LLC)
  • K209BO (89.7 FM; TETONIA, ID; Owner: FAITH COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KUPI-FM (99.1 FM; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: RAY GROTH OIL COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCHQ (102.1 FM; DRIGGS, ID; Owner: TED W. AUSTIN, JR.)
  • KMGI (102.5 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: PACIFIC EMPIRE COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KPKY (94.9 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZBQ (93.7 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: IDAHO WIRELESS CORPORATION)
  • K249CM (97.7 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K266AF (101.1 FM; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: WESTERN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBYI (100.5 FM; REXBURG, ID; Owner: BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY-IDAHO)

TV broadcast stations around Basalt:

  • K12OE (Channel 12; FIRTH & BASALT, ID; Owner: OREGON TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K59BV (Channel 59; LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION (IEPBS))
  • K13VJ (Channel 13; SHELLEY, ID; Owner: OREGON TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPVI (Channel 6; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: OREGON TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFXP (Channel 31; POCATELLO, ID; Owner: COMPASS COMMUNICATION OF IDAHO, INC.)
  • K13VI (Channel 13; BLACKFOOT, ID; Owner: OREGON TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIDK (Channel 3; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - S.E. IDAHO TV, L.L.C.)
  • K12NZ (Channel 12; IDAHO FALLS, ID; Owner: OREGON TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Basalt fatal accident list:

Aug 22, 1986 08:33 PM, 003560, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MITCHELL DERRYLE V RANS S-7 COURIER (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6333Y , Serial Number: 0596188, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 07/15/1998
    Registrant (Individual): Derryle V Mitchell, Po Box 134, Basalt, ID 83218

Drinking water stations with addresses in Basalt and their reported violations in the past:

BASALT CITY OF (Population served: 425, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-02-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-05-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2007, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
Most common first names in Basalt, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles480.5 years
George386.3 years
John373.3 years
Ellis288.5 years
Alvin276.5 years
Don248.5 years
Ethel280.0 years
Edna288.5 years
Most common last names in Basalt, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bateman381.7 years
Berg376.7 years
Nelson367.0 years
Robinson380.7 years
Ellsworth248.5 years
Armstrong288.5 years
Charlesworth284.5 years
Jacobsen271.0 years
Harvey282.4 years
Wiseman281.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Wood (7%)

Basalt compared to Idaho state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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